Our dental care philosophy

With our state-of-the-art technology, we try to tackle oral health conditions as early as possible, before those problems become more serious. This allows us to minimize our interventions and help us promote your oral and global health in the long term. The dental care we offer you takes into account your specifics needs and aims to:

  • prevent health problems (periodontics disease and others),
  • preserve your teeth and gum as long as possible and
  • enhance your quality of life and the confidence you have in your smile.
prevention is our number one goal
keeping your natural teeth in good shape for a long time
helping you regain confidence in your smile
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The first appointment is an opportunity to get to know each other better. During this first visit, we introduce you to the clinic and the team. We answer all your questions and we also listen to your expectations. Finally, we perform a comprehensive oral health check-up that includes

  • the evaluation of your mouth, gums and teeth using an intra-oral camera (macro photography),
  • early and non-invasive detection of cavities by laser,
  • periodontal disease and cancer screening,
  • all the necessary digital radios (less radiation),
  • the summary of the exam, done with the dentist, to establish your oral health condition and take into account your needs,
  • a detailed treatment plan (the "game plan") to enable you to make an informed choice for the course you wish to follow for your treatment and
  • the cleanup of your teeth and gum.

On your next visits, whether for a routine dental hygiene cleaning examination or general dental treatment, we update your oral health assessment and your treatment plan, if necessary.

first appointment - complete dental exam

Prevention includes all the activities of our dental hygiene department. Commonly called "dental check-up and cleaning", your periodic appointment with our hygienists actually offers you more than that.

The preventive scaling provided to you on this occasion reduces the risk of periodontal disease, which has a proven negative effect on your overall health.

During this regular appointment, we also perform early detection of oral problems, including bruxism (teeth grinding during the night).

We regularly use an intra-oral camera and a laser cavity detection device to examine your teeth in detail during your cleaning examination. Thanks to these non-invasive and very precise technologies, we can look at your mouth "under the microscope" and make better diagnoses.

The screen placed in front of your chair in our treatment rooms allows you to see the condition of your teeth and gums and to make an informed decision on the treatments we recommend for you.

dental hygiene, or how to keep a healthy smile

Operative dentistry (O.D.) covers what were commonly referred to as "fillings" in the past. When a cavity affects a tooth, but the tooth remains generally healthy, fillings are a way to replace the part of a tooth affected by the cavity. This type of restoration restores the full functionality and appearance of the tooth.

Our dentists use only composite materials of the same colour as the tooth. These materials allow more precise interventions, with less material removal than traditional amalgam (grey metal) restorations, thus maintaining a greater natural strength to your teeth. The result is also much more aesthetic and natural.

dental fillings

A missing or broken tooth causes many problems. A crown (on an implant or on your natural tooth), a bridge (which replaces one or more teeth by leaning on adjacent teeth) or an inlay (to replace the missing tooth part) are the main treatments that can be considered in these situations.

These treatments consist in covering your tooth completely (crown) or partially (incrustation) or replacing it (bridge or implant) with a ceramic restoration that perfectly matches the contour of the adjacent and opposite teeth and your mouth.

In most cases, we now produce and install this type of prosthesis in a single appointment, thanks to CAD/CAM E4D technology that allows us to manufacture these restorations on site in four steps:

  • "mapping" the area to be treated with the E4D laser camera,
  • drawing of the prosthesis and validation of its positioning with E4D's graphic design software,
  • cutting the restauration in a ceramic block using the E4D machining chamber,
  • heating the restoration in a special oven to ensure its hardness and natural appearance, if necessary.

When your natural teeth fail you, dental implants help to maintain the functional balance of your mouth, your oral health and your overall health.

In addition to the aesthetic aspect, the loss of one or more teeth can indeed lead to unexpected problems, such as:

  • bone loss, and risk of loss of adjacent teeth over time,
  • movement of adjacent and antagonistic teeth,
  • stiffening of jaws, joint pain and headaches,
  • difficulty chewing,
  • loss of self-confidence (smile)...

Implant placement begins with a precise analysis of the area to be treated. Digital X-rays and scanners help to determine their position based on adjacent and opposing teeth, bones, gums...

We work closely with the Montérégie Dental Implantology Centre to place implants on which Dr. Fabre build the crown that gives you a natural smile and a fully functional mouth.

dental implants

Periodontics is a combination of treatments to remove tartar and plaque that directly threaten your teeth and gums, but also have a negative impact on your overall health.

Periodontal disease (bacterial infection of the gums) is an aggravating factor in cases of respiratory infection, cerebral embolism and heart disorders in particular.

The periodic examination of gingival tissue makes it possible to monitor the evolution of your gum health. Our team of hygienists will provide you with the preventive and curative periodontal treatments your condition requires. When necessary, we have implemented a structured periodontal treatment protocol to help you regain control of your gum health.

In more advanced cases, when the bone is threatened and your teeth may become mobile, our dentists will take over to provide you with periodontal surgery.

healthy gums!

Endodontics includes all treatments of the pulp of your teeth such as root canal treatment, for example. This type of intervention, when performed in time, can prolong the "life" of a tooth, otherwise in good condition, but with a sick pulp.

A timely root canal treatment prevents the complete loss of the affected tooth.

That's why we ask you to contact us as soon as possible when your teeth become sensitive to heat and/or cold, or to touch and inform your hygienist of this condition during your periodic examination.

These symptoms are often the warning signs of deep cavities that threaten the pulp of your teeth and must be treated without delay.

endodontics: removing the diseased pulp from a tooth

Wisdom teeth are the last four teeth to come out in our mouth... when they come out at all! It is not uncommon for these teeth to remain in the jawbone all our lives or for only some of them to show the tip of their nose.

But even if they are invisible or partially erupted, they can cause problems by pushing on adjacent teeth or by facilitating the entry of bacteria into the gums (see gum care). Digital panoramic x-rays allow us to see how they behave and to advise you what is the best course of action with your wisdom teeth.

In case of problems, we proceed to their extraction, which is a simple and fast procedure in most cases.

removing your wisdom teeth: it's wise!

We adapt our approach according to the age and emotional state of our little patients when they visit us. We understand their apprehension very well: after all, some of us (we want say who) were also afraid to go to the dentist when they were young...

At each regular visit, we check the health of their primary teeth and make sure they grow in a way that allows for proper positioning and spacing of adult teeth. We explain oral hygiene techniques to toddlers... and give an encore explanation to their older brothers and sisters as well, if necessary!

We use our microdentistry and laser detection of caries technology to identify and resolve any such problems as soon as possible. When a filling is necessary, we do not use amalgams, but only composite materials that do not contain mercury and require less material removal than traditional amalgams.

family dental care: from 2 to 102 years young

During your periodic dental cleaning, we proceed to an early identification of cavities thanks to a laser detection tool which is capable of finding those that are hidden, invisible to the naked eye or manual investigation tools.

When it is treated at the beginning of its development, the cavity has not yet had time to attack a large area of the tooth, so the part to be treated and restored is much smaller than with "classic" restorations, which allows us to minimize our intervention and allows you to keep a stronger natural tooth structure.

Therea re many advantages of this form of preventive restoration:

  • fast and light treatments,
  • long lasting restoration,
  • strenghtening of your teeth ,
  • in some cases, it does not require local anesthesia.

Dr. Eva Fabre and Melissa Lepage are our experts in microdentistry, do not hesitate to talk to them about it during your next visit.

microdentistry: ultra-precision cavity removal, painless

Cosmetic dentistry includes dental care that aims to correct certain defects in your smile (stains, damaged or missing teeth, spaced or overlapping teeth, gums too large...).

The goal is to restore your confidence in your smile and make it brighter. Dr. Fabre is our expert in this field. She will take the time to understand your goals and will advise you on smile reconstruction. Various types of coordinated treatments can be involved in a smile makeover:

  • teeth whitening with a gel placed in a custom-made tray, which faithfully follows the contour of your teeth,
  • mild orthodontics treatment if a realignment of your teeth is required,
  • thin porcelain veneers on your incisors to "repair" your smile, masking the defects of your damaged, stained or misaligned teeth,
  • crowns, when a tooth is too damaged and possibly implants when it is missing...
smile makeover: rebuild the confidence in your smile

Teeth whitening consists in restoring your teeth' brightness and whiteness. Indeed, tooth enamel stains with use. Products such as coffee, tea, tobacco and many others cause tarnishing over time: the enamel can then turn a yellowish tint.

To restore your teeth to their former glory, several whitening techniques exist. The ones that we believe generally give the best results are whitening at the dental clinic and home whitening using a tailored tray that moulds your teeth and in which you apply a whitening gel. These two approaches can be combined.

Our team of hygienists will be happy to advise you on teeth whitening.

teeth whitening: for a radiant healthy smile!

Oral surgery covers tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth), bone and gum grafts, pocket reduction and crown lengthening (periodontal surgery). Implant placement also falls into this category.

A bone graft may be necessary to strengthen your jawbone for implant placement, for example, so that the bone structure provides a sufficiently strong foundation for your teeth. Gum grafting restores natural protection to one or more teeth that are loose and reveal part of their root.

Pocket reduction is used to treat periodontal disease and eliminate subgingival areas where tartar and bacteria accumulate. Finally, crown elongation is an operation that removes some gum tissue. This may be necessary to treat a cavity hidden by the gums. This can also be for aesthetic reasons, in order to rebalance your smile when the gums cover too much of your teeth.

This type of intervention is planned with care and coordination between the dentists of the clinic and the hygiene department.

oral surgery to strengthen your mouth

One or more missing teeth can cause all kinds of problems: difficulty chewing on one side of the mouth, food can get stuck between the teeth and create gum infections, movement of adjacent and antagonistic teeth will happen over time, headaches or neck aches can also happen due to this imbalance...

When a crown (on an implant) or a bridge (resting on adjacent teeth) are not possible, the solution is to manufacture and install a removable prosthesis (partial or complete denture).

The treatment is carried out in several stages and aims first of all to remove, if necessary, any remaining pieces of tooth and to ensure the proper healing of the tissues around and at the sites of the missing teeth. During this healing period, a temporary denture is placed and an impression is made for manufacturing the permanent denture to your needs.

Dr. Gisèle Lajoie is our expert in removable prostheses, she will be happy to advise you on the best solution that meets your needs.

removable dental prostheses: a denture to keep smiling

Technology for dental care

We have a state-of-the-art toolbox and we are always on the lookout for new techniques that can allow us to:

  • to offer you a stress-free dental care experience with conscious sedation and pain-free anesthesia,
  • make better, earlier and more accurate diagnoses,
  • provide you with better care and as much comfort as possible,
  • ensure the asepsis of our equipment and prevent cross-contamination and
  • access your dental records quickly and easily.
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Conscious sedation is a way to reduce anxiety and increase the quality of dental care. Nitrous oxide, which is administered through a nasal ventilator, acts as a sedative and relaxant that helps reduce a general state of anxiety while the patient remains conscious and maintains the ability to respond to physical and verbal stimuli. Its effects are felt after a few minutes of inhalation and dissipate completely within 5 minutes after stopping.

Available for patients from the age of 5 years, it has many advantages, such as:

  • the intensity of sedation is easily modulated,
  • Full recovery takes only a few minutes, so there is no need to be accompanied by a third party after your dental treatment,
  • The reduction of stress can be an important positive factor for patients with specific medical conditions (angina, infarction...),
  • The gag reflex disappears, allowing the dentist to work faster and more accurately.
conscious sedation to reduce anxiety and offer a better dental treatment experience

The Diagnodent is a non-invasive and painless laser detection technology: it scans your teeth and emits a sound when it discovers a cavity. He can find cavities shortly after their formation and otherwise undetectable with the usual investigation technics.

The Diagnodent therefore allows us to identify cavities earlier and thus to carry out smaller restorations.

laser detection of cacities

We use XDR's dental imaging technology, which is one of the most sophisticated and easy-to-use for taking digital X-Rays. When it comes to digital imaging, we use:

  • intraoral cameras to photograph your teeth and gums in close-up,
  • digital X-ray sensors that reduce radiation by about 70% compared to traditional sensors,
  • the XDR imaging software with its expert modules for optimal analysis of radiographs and other digital images.
digital x-rays and expert image processing software - sensors digital x-rays and expert image processing software - fine-tuning X-rays

Our operative microscope is mainly used in endodontics, i. e. for root canal treatments. It allows our dentists to work under better conditions, more comfortably and with a higher degree of precision in extremely small and convoluted areas.

The operative microscope gives them the possibility to visually explore the inside of the roots and to position their tools with great precision thanks to the high magnification (from 4 to 21 times) and the punctual illumination of the area to be treated.

With this tool, we can now perform more complex endodontic treatments more efficiently, which previously may have required multiple appointments and the services of a specialist.

state-of-the-art endodontics microscope for more precise root-canal procedures

Micro air abrasion is the natural complement to laser caries detection. As soon as a cavity is identified, this technique allows us to limit the intervention area. Micro air abrasion uses a powerful and very precise air and particles jet to remove cavities.

CThis ultimately results in a painless procedure (no anesthesia required in some cases), less tooth material removed to eliminate cavities, and therefore a stronger tooth.

micro-dentistry: precise and painless restorations without anesthesia

We produce crowns, inlays and veneers in a single appointment using Planscan (E4D) technology. These restorations generally allow to better preserve the structure and natural strength of your teeth. After cutting the damaged tooth, your dentist uses Planscan to:

  • map your mouth in 3 dimensions in a few minutes with our laser camera,
  • design the restoration on the computer and validate its morphology and positioning in relation to adjacent and opposite teeth, and
  • have your new tooth automatically trimmed by our digital dental machining centre.
same-day crowns and bridges with longer lasting ceramic materials

This laser allows fast and precise gum surgery to be performed. These procedures are most often without bleeding and cause less postoperative pain. We use diode lasers for a wide range of procedures: fibroid ablation, frenectomy, gingival ablation, debridement and ablation of highly inflamed tissues.

The diode laser is used in periodontal treatment for the disinfection of periodontal pockets (during surface treatments or during periodontal follow-up if bleeding is present) as well as for gingival curettage during root-planning treatments.

soft-tissue laser for gum treatment